Justin Jackson

It's official: Sagaba Konate leaving West Virginia for pro career

After an injury-plagued season that saw Sagaba Konate play just eight games with West Virginia, the 6-foot-8 forward made his departure from the school official Tuesday.

Columns/Opinion

Columns/Opinion
Fashion vs. function: High heels can hurt you
Q: am a busy working woman and need to wear suits and heels daily.
May 19, 2019 - 12:01 am
Columns/Opinion
Back pain is not likely to go away on its own
Q: am feeling pain in my back and wonder if it is a really bad idea to wait and see if it goes away on its own.
May 5, 2019 - 12:01 am
Columns/Opinion
Chiropractors treat more than just back pain
Q: get neck pain and shoulder soreness monthly and am getting tired of it.
April 21, 2019 - 12:01 am
Columns/Opinion
Nearsightedness is common — but not contagious
Q: heard that nearsightedness is spreading, especially among children.
March 31, 2019 - 12:01 am
Columns/Opinion
Maintaining back health during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a beautiful state. But it can also bring some physical discomfort as your body changes.
March 24, 2019 - 12:01 am
Columns/Opinion
Advice for warm-weather contact lenses
Q: am thinking about getting some contact lenses for warm weather, but wondering about swimming and sports.
March 17, 2019 - 12:02 am
Columns/Opinion
Vitamin B-12 found to support bone health
Q: have low bone density and am concerned about the side effects of taking the prescribed drug for my osteoporosis.
March 10, 2019 - 12:01 am
Columns/Opinion
Could there be a bill with more greased skids this session?
When it comes to legislative action at the State Capitol, you just never know, and should know by now that there is no such thing as a slam dunk.
March 7, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Columns/Opinion
Time legislators do Monongalia justice: Bill to add a fifth magistrate to court long overdue in light of ballooning caseload
What's politics got to do with justice?Good question, but the answers, as you would expect, are not nearly as good.
March 7, 2019 - 2:57 pm
Columns/Opinion
They're wasting valuable time: Clock ticking on regular legislative session as lawmakers ignore many issues at our peril
Time is not just flying in the Legislature.It's leaving contrails that increasingly look like they will eventually spell out: "Time's up.
March 7, 2019 - 2:53 pm

Community Advisory Board

Columns/Opinion
There’s always room for still more eateries
By Paula J. BretzThere are many advantages to living in Morgantown if you like to eat, especially if you crave an occasional break from traditional fare.
August 13, 2018 - 8:41 am
Columns/Opinion
How to cope: Start your day with gratitude
By Wes BergenSome days it is difficult to recognize the country we live in.
August 6, 2018 - 8:29 am
Columns/Opinion
Detecting old trend behind our recessions
By Donald C. Roysebroad definition of economic recession, generally agreed upon, and found in such places as the Business Insider, 247wallst.
July 30, 2018 - 9:22 am
Columns/Opinion
How we might solve problems facing our state
By Micah WeglinskiAs residents of West Virginia, we face a number of challenges.
July 23, 2018 - 8:40 am
Columns/Opinion
Put differences aside for the health of area
By Richard VaglientiOne of the great strengths of our area is the presence of two hospital systems: One very small and one very, very large.
July 9, 2018 - 8:55 am
Columns/Opinion
Drug treatment options need a long-term focus
By Stephanie NethkenThe drug epidemic in this state is at epic proportions.
June 25, 2018 - 9:11 am
Columns/Opinion
Student loan debt will put nation to test
By Chuck MaggioStudent loan debt is now the second highest U.
June 18, 2018 - 10:18 am
Columns/Opinion
Hunger leaves an impression on us forever
By Jerry KesselEating is the most routine ritual of daily life for most of us.
June 11, 2018 - 9:01 am
Columns/Opinion
Thanks for all those breaking the frozen sea
By Geoffrey HilsabeckIs there anything more heartbreaking than reading the newspaper?Heres a random sample of stories from the last few days of the Dominion Post: a man in Rowlesburg confessed to sexually assaulting a child 100 times over 12 years, starting when she was 6 years old; manmade earthquakes are occurring by the thousands every year in Oklahoma due to fracking; Hepatitis has broken out among the homeless in the southern part of our state; and Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a large bug.
June 4, 2018 - 8:49 am

Editorials

Guest Editorials

Guest Editorials
White Park’s wood vital to our city’s future
M. live in a mobile home park. White Parks woods are a two-minute drive from my home.
May 28, 2019 - 8:32 am
Guest Editorials
White Park should be off limits to pipeline
Jois on the wrong track.The Morgantown Utility Boards plan to run a water pipeline through White Park is short-sighted.
May 13, 2019 - 10:37 am
Guest Editorials
Legislature’s criminal justice reforms a good start
HARRISONAs the nation questions the purpose of the criminal justice system, West Virginia joined the conversation during the 2019 legislative session.
May 6, 2019 - 10:45 am
Guest Editorials
Setting limits on social media use a healthy choice
KENNEDYWhen was the last time you checked Facebook? Have you ever felt compelled to update your status when engaging with family and friends or waiting for your coffee at Starbucks?Social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have changed the lives of many, including my own.
April 29, 2019 - 9:03 am
Guest Editorials
Why to plant trees ... wisely: Arbor Day events help us recognize their importance
BOWERSArbor Day is not only a national, state, county and even city celebrated holiday, it is celebrated worldwide in 27 different countries.
April 23, 2019 - 11:52 am
Guest Editorials
SANEs make difference in sex assaults
LOPEZ-BONASSOIm sorry this happened to you.These were the first words that one sexual assault victim heard when her sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) entered the exam room and that made all the difference.
April 22, 2019 - 9:32 am
Guest Editorials
Thanking the gentle hand that rules the world
have been a daughter, a sister, a friend, a college graduate, nurse turned nurse practitioner, wife and soon will be a mom.
April 8, 2019 - 8:48 am
Guest Editorials
Don’t let West Virginia take another step back in time
FAIRBANKSThank goodness West Virginias legislators came to their senses and didnt advance 454 this year.
April 1, 2019 - 8:45 am
Guest Editorials
God is not a white nationalist — God is love
grew up in a church in southwestern Pennsylvania with paintings of Jesus on the walls.
March 25, 2019 - 9:09 am

Hoppy Kercheval

Hoppy Kercheval
Report misses mark on needle exchange program
Last week, the Harm Reduction Journal published a report by Johns Hopkins University critical of the decision last year to shut down the Kanawha-Charleston Health Departments (KCHD) needle exchange program.
May 31, 2019 - 8:03 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Education reform is a high, but reachable, peak
The is the climbing season on Mount Everest. Its the narrow window when conditions are most favorable for individuals to try to make it to the top (29,035 feet) of the highest peak on the planet.
May 24, 2019 - 8:09 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Where does our state’s public education money go?
Most debates about public education in West Virginia will eventually include the subject of money.
May 17, 2019 - 7:56 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Opioid settlement with McKesson best case scenario
West Virginia is one of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
May 10, 2019 - 8:09 am
Hoppy Kercheval
A possible solution to education reform stalemate
Gov. Jim Justice, Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw have met to try to find common ground on the most contentious issues heading into the special legislative session on education in a few weeks.
May 3, 2019 - 8:15 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Manchin ‘thinking seriously’ about governor’s race
 In January, wrote that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin was once again considering running for governor of West Virginia.
April 26, 2019 - 8:59 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Find out where your state income tax money goes
Do you ever wonder how your state income taxes are spent? Of course you do, and now there is a helpful tool on the website of State Auditor J.
April 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
Hoppy Kercheval
No change: Poor state, poor educational outcomes
It often feels like everything is just a little bit harder in West Virginia, and public education is no different.
April 12, 2019 - 9:19 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Kanawha GOP resolution bodes ill for Gov. Justice
Gov. Jim Justices road to re-election is hitting some bumps, and they are not just the potholes in the state roads that he has promised to fix.
April 5, 2019 - 8:47 am

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 29
Why not just allow thereservoir to replenishPresently, if cant use the Monongahela River for water, then water is taken from Cobun Creek, causing the level in the nearby reservoir to drop.
May 29, 2019 - 8:02 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 27
needs to slow downon new pipelines pathBased on the information disclosed at the (Morgantown Utility Board) meeting on Wednesday.
May 28, 2019 - 8:37 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 26
Extreme abortion lawsdont value victimsam appalled by the sheer cold-heartedness and cruelty of some conservative Republicans in forcing victims/survivors of incest to give birth to the child of their evil predator.
May 28, 2019 - 8:29 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 22
Federal employees keepthis country runningFederal employees serve and protect us every day at every level across the country and in our community.
May 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 20
Is anyone cited for cellphone use while driving?have wanted to say something for a few years now.
May 20, 2019 - 8:47 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 19
must considertrees, wildlife in routeMorgantown is a popular place.
May 20, 2019 - 8:39 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 16
Who are we to believeon road improvements?Its pretty bad when a citizen needs to have the state road office on speed dial to report and ask for information about the terrible condition of our roads in Monongalia County.
May 16, 2019 - 7:58 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 15
Protests about roadsfalling into a black holeMost recently, read with great interest the editorial (DP-May 7) on delaying road repairs which inspired me to write this letter to the editor.
May 15, 2019 - 9:33 am
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor May 13
Is just messing withthe traveling public?It seemed as it took forever to complete the reconstruction on Interstate 79 between the Star City exit and the Pennsylvania line.
May 13, 2019 - 10:43 am

Our Take

Columns/Opinion
WVU athletic director has faith Huggins will fix men's hoops program
Between the uncontested dunks and the unexplained dismissals, West Virginias week of basketball has been weak even by this seasons woebegone standards.
February 14, 2019 - 12:07 am
Columns/Opinion
Without preseason ranking, we would see this West Virginia hoops season differently
There is no getting around the disappointment that has come this season with the West Virginia mens basketball team.
January 24, 2019 - 6:32 pm
Columns/Opinion
When money is the top priority on whether or not to play, we all lose
Sagaba Konate blocked seven shots against Pitt on Dec.
December 18, 2018 - 4:53 pm
Columns/Opinion
West Virginia guard Brandon Knapper is worth rooting for
COMMENTARYMORGANTOWN, W.Va. The first rule in sports journalism is not to become a fan of the team or the players you are covering.
October 3, 2018 - 12:54 pm

TDP Editorials

TDP Editorials
Infrastructure calls for public’s interest beyond paying for it
Lately, the importance of infrastructure escapes no one.
May 31, 2019 - 8:01 am
TDP Editorials
Rush job contrary to good judgment and careful thought
draft Student Success Act online go to: wvlegislature.
May 30, 2019 - 8:16 am
TDP Editorials
Schools’ initiative on mental health looks to be smart
Every state legislator should make a mental note of this initiative.
May 29, 2019 - 8:00 am
TDP Editorials
Never let war dead slip away from our nation’s conscience
We might say, Have a nice holiday or Happy Memorial day to one another today.
May 28, 2019 - 8:35 am
TDP Editorials
We can still change road county is on
Two out of three isn't bad, but three out of three is even better.
May 28, 2019 - 8:23 am
TDP Editorials
Somebody’s always counting, whether our state is or not
Everyone, at times, claims the federal government cannot count.
May 24, 2019 - 8:06 am
TDP Editorials
Justice companies’ pattern of litigation grinds us all down
Ambrose Bierce defined litigation best.Litigation: machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
May 23, 2019 - 8:04 am
TDP Editorials
Road to crookedness can always be paved with good intentions
Some history: Federal road funds were already stalled before Sen.
May 22, 2019 - 7:35 am
TDP Editorials
Faith community doing right thing addressing scourge
Many have asked how are faith-based organizations addressing the opioid crisis? Thats not to imply the faith community is not doing enough.
May 21, 2019 - 8:07 am